Volume XVI, Issue 2the teaching legacy of derek prince | dpm archive
of the wheel. It covers everything.The spokes that support theouter wheel are the ways thatGod makes provision. One spokewould be forgiveness, whichgives us peace; another spokehealing, which gives us health;another deliverance, which givesus liberty; and another would besanctification, which gives usholiness. In that way, the spokessupport the outer rim, which isGod’s provision.The hub—the very center—isthe atonement. The spokes restupon the hub. Without the hubthey have nothing to support them. Also, through the hub comes thedriving power that turns the wheel.It is the hub of the atonement onwhich everything else depends—through which the power for theChristian life is supplied. Hebrews2:9 makes it more clear:
But we see Jesus, who was madea little lower than the angels, forthe suffering of death crownedwith glory and honor, that He, bythe grace of God, might tastedeath for everyone.
)Notice that last phrase:
, by the grace of God, mighttaste death for everyone.”
He tastedour death; He took our place. Thatwhich was due to us came uponHim. This is stated again in Isaiah53:6:
We all, like sheep, have gone astray,Each of us has turned to hisown way; And the L
has laid on himthe iniquity of us all.
)The word that is translated
also has the meaning of “rebellion.” The rebellion of thewhole human race is summed upin that phrase. Each one of us hasturned to his own way. But as Jesushung on the cross, all our rebellionwas laid upon Him. And then,upon Him as He hung there, cameall the evil consequences of rebellion: sickness, rejection, pain,agony, and finally death. But He didnot die for Himself; He died ourdeath. He tasted death in our place
he greatest event of all history isthe resurrection of Jesus Christ. Itis the heart of the Christianmessage. Without the resurrectionthere is no Christian message. Itall revolves around the death andthe resurrection of Jesus Christ.The Gospel of Jesus Christconsists of three simple historicalfacts—events that have actuallytaken place in human history andare attested by many reliablewitnesses. In 1 Corinthians 15:1–4, Paul establishes himself as oneof those reliable witnesses.
Moreover, brethren, I declare to youthe gospel which I preached to you,which also you received and inwhich you stand, by which also youare saved, if you hold fast that wordwhich I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I deliveredto you first of all that which I alsoreceived: that Christ died for oursins according to the Scriptures,and that He was buried, and thatHe rose again the third dayaccording to the Scriptures.
)Paul states for us the Gospelthat he preached: the Gospel thatis essential to believe for salvation.It centers, first of all, in the personof Christ. Second, it centers inthree great historical facts thatrelate to Jesus Christ: He
the third day.Imprint those facts on yourheart. Paul says, “These are the